UFC Live 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko

UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Originally scheduled to take place at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah, the UFC was forced to move the event to a different venue due to low ticket sales. On June 14, 2010, the event was moved to San Diego, California to be held at the San Diego Sports Arena.

The event was the second UFC event to be broadcast on Versus; the first being UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones.


Jim Miller and Gleison Tibau were set to fight at this event, but it was later moved to UFC Fight Night 22.

Two bouts have been moved to this event due to visa issues. Paul Kelly vs. Jacob Volkmann from UFC 116 and Darren Elkins vs. Charles Oliveira from The Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale.

Joe Stevenson suffered a knee injury in training and was be unable to fight Takanori Gomi. Stevenson was replaced by Tyson Griffin

Willamy Freire also suffered an injury, forcing the cancellation of his fight with Thiago Tavares.

"Big" John McCarthy will be a referee at this event, the first time he has refereed at a UFC event in almost 3 years.

Rising Ultimate Fighting Championship star Jon “Bones” Jones has captivated the fight world with a dynamic style that has already led him to wins over Brandon Vera and Stephan Bonnar. But on Sunday, August 1st, at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, CA, the light heavyweight phenom will be put to the test like never before by former world title challenger Vladimir Matyushenko, a hard-nosed veteran who has the power and the style to derail Jones and move one step closer to a shot at a world title.

  1. Jon Jones vs Vladimir Matyushenko
    Jon Jones
    12-1-0 Record 25-5-0
    6' 4" Height 6' 0"
    205lbs (93kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    Vladimir Matyushenko
    Light Heavyweight bout: Jones defeated Matyushenko via TKO (elbows) at 1:52 of round 1.
  2. Mark Munoz vs Yushin Okami
    Mark Munoz
    9-2-0 Record 27-5-0
    6' 0" Height 6' 2"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Yushin Okami
    Middleweight bout: Okami defeated Muñoz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
  3. John Howard vs Jake Ellenberger
    John Howard
    14-6-0 Record 24-5-0
    5' 7" Height 6' 0"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    Reach 73
    Jake Ellenberger
    Welterweight bout: Ellenberger defeated Howard via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 2:21 of round 3.
  4. Tyson Griffin vs Takanori Gomi
    Tyson Griffin
    14-5-0 Record 32-7-0, 1NC
    5' 6" Height 5' 8"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Reach 70
    Takanori Gomi
    Lightweight bout: Gomi defeated Griffin via KO (punch) at 1:04 of round 1.
  5. Paul Kelly vs Jacob Volkmann
    Paul Kelly
    12-4-0 Record 12-2-0
    5' 9" Height 5' 9"
    155lbs (70kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    Jacob Volkmann
    Lightweight bout: Volkmann defeated Kelly via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
  6. DaMarques Johnson vs Matthew Riddle
    DaMarques Johnson
    17-8-0 Record 5-2-0
    6' 1" Height 6' 1"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 170lbs (77kg)
    Matthew Riddle
    Catchweight (172 lb) bout: Riddle defeated Johnson via TKO (punches) at 4:29 of round 2.
  7. James Irvin vs Igor Pokrajac
    James Irvin
    14-7-0, 1NC Record 22-8-0
    6' 2" Height 6' 0"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 205lbs (93kg)
    Igor Pokrajac
    Light Heavyweight bout: Pokrajac defeated Irvin via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:29 of round 1
  8. Brian Stann vs Mike Massenzio
    Brian Stann
    10-3-0 Record 11-4-0
    6' 1" Height 6' 2"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Mike Massenzio
    Middleweight bout: Stann defeated Massenzio via submission (triangle choke) at 3:10 of round 3.
  9. Darren Elkins vs Charles Oliveira
    Darren Elkins
    12-2-0 Record 14-1-0
    5' 10" Height 5' 10"
    170lbs (77kg) Weight 155lbs (70kg)
    71 Reach
    Charles Oliveira
    Lightweight bout: Oliveira defeated Elkins via submission (armbar) at 0:41 of round 1. This bout aired on the live broadcast following the Howard vs. Ellenberger fight.
  10. Rob Kimmons vs Steve Steinbeiss
    Rob Kimmons
    23-6-0 Record 4-4-0
    5' 10" Height 6' 3"
    185lbs (84kg) Weight 185lbs (84kg)
    Steve Steinbeiss
    Middleweight bout: Kimmons defeated Steinbess via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).

Fight of the Night: Brian Stann vs. Mike Massenzio

  • Knockout of the Night: Takanori Gomi
  • Submission of the Night: Charles Oliveira